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by Hissing Syd
16 May 2015 11:19
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The nightmare that is Southern Rail....
Replies: 37
Views: 18707

Re: The nightmare that is Southern Rail....

It really is breathtaking how bad the service is, especially at that time in the morning. I'm with markylon - Penge East is great, or more often, for me, it's Lower Sydenham now; the Charing Cross line there is brilliantly fast and reliable, and not having to change is a huge bonus. In the case of L...
by Hissing Syd
8 Feb 2015 10:45
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Pie And Mash Shop Sydenham High Street.
Replies: 25
Views: 17900

Re: Pie And Mash Shop Sydenham High Street.

This can't come soon enough - I'll be there with my knife and fork out. And frankly, I'd go independent if I were you. Best of luck and bring on the pies.
by Hissing Syd
8 Feb 2015 10:41
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: #gardeningSE26
Replies: 92
Views: 39665

Re: #gardeningSE26

I've thoroughly enjoyed reading this thread and found it inspirational too, thank you. And BusyLizzy, your RHS tutor's advice was a great relief to me; I'm often wracked with guilt about not doing things at the right time! Even now there is an unplanted bag of bulbs in my scullery silently accusing ...
by Hissing Syd
8 Feb 2015 10:27
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Spice kitchen on Newlands park
Replies: 4
Views: 2296

Re: Spice kitchen on Newlands park

Barakah on Sydenham Road opposite the library. We're blessed with several good Indians in Sydenham, but the food at Barakah is head and shoulders above the rest; even the presentation is great. Last year they won best Indian takeaway in London (the Tried and Tasted Awards). Try the Poodina Goosht or...
by Hissing Syd
29 Jan 2015 18:22
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: SUNNYDENE BUS STOP
Replies: 32
Views: 10047

Re: SUNNYDENE BUS STOP

I'm with G Man - speaking as a pedestrian living nearby and who uses that stop all the time, I like it myself. I'd have said far more problematic is the stretch opposite the library, where drivers all merrily park their cars right on the nice new pavement outside the takeaways, leaving hardly any sp...
by Hissing Syd
11 Nov 2014 12:54
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: On the Hoof Bistro
Replies: 61
Views: 32180

Re: On the Hoof Bistro

We went there for the roast recently. It was a thoroughly lovely place to be inside - loved the decor and the noise levels were perfect. The hospitality was spectacular; the lady in charge could not have been more welcoming or lovely. However I'm sorry to say we were disappointed with the food. For ...
by Hissing Syd
4 Nov 2014 14:59
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Dangerous Dog - Brutal Attack on Queensthorpe Road
Replies: 36
Views: 16704

Re: Dangerous Dog - Brutal Attack on Queensthorpe Road

Hi Gabrielle Boyle,

Small comfort, I know, but just to offer enormous and heartfelt sympathy - I hope things improve for you and your daughter soon and that the dog's owner doesn't get away with this.
by Hissing Syd
14 Oct 2014 11:39
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: tiles 'n' taps?
Replies: 4
Views: 2898

Re: tiles 'n' taps?

Hallo Simon - that's great thank you, and I'll be in touch soon.
by Hissing Syd
3 Oct 2014 11:48
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: tiles 'n' taps?
Replies: 4
Views: 2898

Re: tiles 'n' taps?

That's great - many thanks for responding - acting on your advice right now. Cheers!
by Hissing Syd
1 Oct 2014 11:28
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: tiles 'n' taps?
Replies: 4
Views: 2898

tiles 'n' taps?

Any recommendations for someone local and good, who could do a bit of tiling and fit a set of mixer taps on a bath? Not sure if I can afford to have it done, but will only find out if I can get a quote or two.

Thanks in advance...
by Hissing Syd
1 Oct 2014 11:25
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: It beggars belief!
Replies: 2
Views: 1978

Re: It beggars belief!

At the risk of sounding like a wet lettuce, I have to say, I'm finding the guy who's taken up residence outside Tesco a real problem. He's demanding and aggressive, and constantly scanning the street. A few weeks ago I was out for a run and went past there. Despite the fact that I was wearing headph...
by Hissing Syd
22 Aug 2014 15:14
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Very bad signal in Sydenham?!
Replies: 20
Views: 9375

Re: Very bad signal in Sydenham?!

Yes, same here. I'm with EE, who frequently tell me, 'Good news - you've kept well within your minutes this month!' To which I reply, 'I'm not surprised - I only ever have enough time to shout, "Can you call the landline?!" before I lose reception...' Seems crazy for zone 3, but there you ...
by Hissing Syd
16 Aug 2014 13:12
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Is Sydenham Safe?
Replies: 12
Views: 4769

Re: Is Sydenham Safe?

I'm incredibly surprised by the negative stuff you've heard. If that were true then Sydenham would not have enjoyed such substantial rejuvenation over the last few years, with house prices pretty much doubling as a consequence. As I've posted before - I was a victim of violent crime several times in...
by Hissing Syd
6 Aug 2014 12:53
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Zanzibar Public Meeting: 14th August
Replies: 36
Views: 14518

Re: Zanzibar Public Meeting: 14th August

The issue, as has been stated, is that it's inappropriate to have a nightclub in a quiet residential area like Sydenham. With the best will in the world, no amount of new policy-making is going to change that. All the time it remains there will inevitably be conflict - surely for the benefit of all ...
by Hissing Syd
6 Feb 2014 19:05
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: An introduction
Replies: 8
Views: 3140

Re: An introduction

A huge and heartfelt welcome to you! I'm about to celebrate four lovely years here and as things stand I wouldn't want to live anywhere else. To add some personal highlights to those above: 1 - Crystal Palace Park is 20 mins away on foot, gorgeous and perfect for a run or a walk. 2 - Barrakah - Indi...
by Hissing Syd
6 Feb 2014 18:51
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: House prices Feb 2014
Replies: 29
Views: 11275

Re: House prices Feb 2014

Hallo Mani77, Yes, prices have gone through the roof and will continue to rise, but for what it's worth, I'd stick to your guns. It sounds very much to me as if you should be looking in Lower Sydenham. I think people get strung up on the "Lower" thing - although nobody I know that lives do...
by Hissing Syd
3 Sep 2013 12:25
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Could SE26 follow Hastings?
Replies: 27
Views: 10236

Re: Could SE26 follow Hastings?

I grew up in Hastings and Bexhill and am currently back there at least once a week. I'm glad your experience of the area is a positive one - the arts scene down there is indeed thriving and several old friends are a part of that. The old town also continues to be pretty and diverse, but (IMO) Hastin...
by Hissing Syd
29 Jul 2013 18:43
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: My visit to the new Tesco Express
Replies: 49
Views: 16717

Re: My visit to the new Tesco Express

At the risk of giving this hornet's nest a further kicking... I haven't gone in the new Tesco yet - I've felt I would curl up with shame if any of the lovely PFC people saw me and bellowed out "quisling!" However having read the above I now feel I can enter with a relatively clear conscien...
by Hissing Syd
12 Jul 2013 13:51
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Garden waste collection
Replies: 19
Views: 4998

Re: Garden waste collection

Syd - Try the junction of Sydenham Rd and Kent House Rd. That seems to be our new municipal dumping ground. Alas, I fear if I did, Sydenham Beds would mark it up and by the next day they'd be flogging it out front as shabby chic mattress filler at an exorbitant price, along with all their other tre...
by Hissing Syd
12 Jul 2013 11:17
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Co-Op down
Replies: 37
Views: 12917

Re: Co-Op down

Had to take a moment to say that I think the staff in the Co-op are absolutely fantastic. In nearly four years of living in Sydenham, every time I shop there they are always polite, helpful and friendly, but not in a plastic, McDonalds way. They're also very focussed on getting the queues down quick...